Music Ministry Overview
Father James Misko, Pastor
Father Alberto Carbajal, Parochial Vicar
Richard Gabrillo, Director of Sacred Music, King's Choir and Children’s Choir
Father Larry Covington, Director of Compline Choir
Scott McNulty, Principal Organist & Coordinator of Development for Sacred Music
Maria Elena Murillo, Director of Coro Nueva Alianza
Peggy Resen, Director of Coro Immanuel
St. Louis King's Choir leads worship at our 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass., and special liturgies throughout the year. We draw from the very best of ancient, modern and world music, including works by local Austin composers. If you can sing well, are willing to work hard, and can commit to a rehearsal schedule, we’d welcome your participation. Rehearsals are Wednesday evening, 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in school room 120.
Children’s Choir: Meets Wednesdays from 4:45-5:45 pm in the church. Email Rick for more information.
Ambrose Ringers: This group takes delight in the ancient practice of ringing bells at Mass. We rehearse a more advanced repertoire, and are thus open to experienced ringers. Opportunities range from playing for weekend Masses to music festivals, weddings, and community events. Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in school room 120.
Compline Choir is a group of men from the parish who sing for our Sunday evening 9:00 pm service of Compline, the last office of the day in the Liturgy of the Hours. Our repertoire is primarily drawn from the appointed psalms of the day, along with other appropriate chant. If you are interested in joining us, the Pastor or Music Director would like to hear from you.
Cecilia Singers (Family Choir): This ensemble serves at the 11:30 am Sunday Mass. We sing mostly Gather/Glory & Praise material, with occasional Christian Contemporary/Praise music. People of all skill levels are welcomed, but singers with some experience are offered the opportunity to serve as cantor or song leader as well. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the church. No Audition needed---all are welcome.
Coro Immanuel: This ensemble has served our 1:30 pm Spanish Mass for over 12 years. With a membership of both adults and teens, this group is dedicated to praising the Lord with songs of praise and hymns of glory. Rehearsals are at 7:30 pm Thursdays, in room 119 of the secondary school building. Vocalists and instrumentalists are both welcome!
Coro Nueva Alianza: This group consists of children, youth and adults who have been in choirs and musical groups in their home countries. The choir sings at Mass every Sunday at 5:30 pm and rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in room 120 of the secondary school building.
Renacer (meaning born again) was formed in 2003, and since then has provided music for all Spanish retreats. They have also substituted for both groups at the 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm Mass. The group has played at weddings, quinceneras and baptisms as well. They have played in almost all of the Catholic churches that provide a Spanish Mass.